ONE NIGHT STAND

This project was completed with the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) Grant of Sinaloa State in Mexico. This series includes eleven dresses made with wrapping paper, magazines, yellow pages, newspaper sheets, plastic and wire. There is a metaphoric relation between fashion and mass media paper because both are ephemeral,  and carry social content.

 

 Clothes have an important social meaning since they transmit messages individuals send in order to create a positive reaction on others.  We consume looks legitimated by mass media to be accepted in a desired social group. When people buy fashion they are also buying the status implied in it. Because of its social weight, fashion is consumed no matter its eccentricity, impracticality and ephemeral quality, like the dresses in this series.

Wedding paper dress
Wedding paper dress

Newspaper and glue Model Andrea Larraga Photography Edgar Chapa

Barbie girl paper dress
Barbie girl paper dress

Wrapping paper, newspaper and glue Model Gabriela Cisne Photography Edgar Chapa

Comics paper dress
Comics paper dress

Comic magazines sheets, feathers, plastic and wire. Model Marieliz Garcia Photography Edgar Chapa

Look at me paper dress I
Look at me paper dress I

Fashion magazines sheets, glue and wire Model Ana Fernandez Photography Edgar Chapa

Look at me paper dress II
Look at me paper dress II

Fashion magazine sheets, wire and glue Model Chantal Hagen Photography Edgar Chapa

Call me paper dress
Call me paper dress

Yellow pages, newspaper and glue Model Cristina Chrysovulou Photography Edgar Chapa

Prom paper dress
Prom paper dress

Newspaper and acrylic paint Model Jennifer Gonzalez Photography Edgar Chapa

Cocktail paper dress
Cocktail paper dress

Magazine sheets, wire and glue Model Andrea Larraga Photography Edgar Chapa

Look at me paper dress III
Look at me paper dress III

Fashion magazine sheets, wire, plastic and glue Model Pilar Davila Photography Edgar Chapa